April 17, 2021

I Am Free: Ona Judge

I Am Free: Ona Judge

This week I am diving into the story of the enslaved woman who managed a daring escape from the president's household - Ona Marie Judge Staines.

Listen in as I talk about her life, what prompted her escape and how she managed to seek a life of freedom, despite the odds.

Sources Used This Episode:

Martha Washington: An American Life by Patricia Brady

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit Of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. By: Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Ona Judge Escapes to Freedom. National Park Service. Updated February 24, 2021. (LINK)

Ona Judge. George Washington's Mount Vernon. (LINK)

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